The Brady Bunch Movie Reviews
They have done a really good job with casting here - particularly Shelley Long as Carol and Christine Taylor as Marcia - both look very similar to the original ones. The rest of the cast are fine too.
I think this works because rather than setting this in the 70's or else updating the Brady's to modern times, they have left the Brady's exactly as they are, and popped them into the 90's in a time warp. This sets up some funny situations with the people they encounter who simply think they are all strange (probably quite rightly!). All the best lines are in there - "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"... "Now I'll never be a teen model!".
Jean Smart is hilarious as their next door neighbour, Mrs Ditmeyer and also the girl who plays Marcia's best friend and is secretly in love with her (not sure who that actress is) is funny too. Plus, I defy anyone who grew up with the Brady's not to smile at them dancing along to Sunshine Day in the department store!
For fans only.
Positives: There are a few original cast members seen in this (Alice, Greg, Carol) which was all pretty sweet. The movie itself had an okay storyline with some kind of funny parts.
Negatives: It's really a spoof, a parody, that personally if I was a cast member of the original brandy bunch would of disliked. The original show was a classic show of the time and still is today, I would of much rather seen them attempt to make a true remake of The Brady Bunch, rather then this. It's a little out there, a 70's family in the 90's, and really pointless in a way.
Overall: This movie could of been a classic Brady Bunch movie if it would of just recreated the original cast and used the basic storyline that was the movie. It's dissapointing for anyone who really liked the Brady Bunch, but for those who lke spoofs, and just want to see some relations and catch up on a few old cast members then it might be worth a watch. It's not good, it's not bad, it's average.
Not in its wildest dreams.